I thought I might post some pics of old family military pieces. I know some of these mostly forgotten relations by oral history, and some I knew in person when I was younger. And although their lives have past, and the details of those live disappeared, their service to America still remains. Some things do endure if we just let them. The Union Army (Grand Army Of The Republic) decoration belonged to my Great Grandfathers Dad. My Grandfather was named Isaac after him. A cousin of my Grandmother was a Roughrider, & served in Cuba, later in 1905 he attended the Roughrider Reunion of 1905 in San Antonio. Another cousin from Rush, Kansas enlisted in the Army in April of 1917, and returned home from France in the Summer of 1919. His AEF ring & pin are favorites, along with the WWI Victory decoration. The Herringbone USMC Utility Blouse with USMC buttons is authentic South Pacific Battle Dress, as is the U.S.M.C. Village Blacksmith Bolo. The Eagle Globe & Anchors with no fouled ropes are circa 1936-38. My father in law, Albert Senne gave them all to me when he passed in 1988. He was an authentic China Marine. Departed Bremerton, Washington State in 1935 for the Orient, served in Tientsin, China for two years, applied for, and was retrained as a Navy Corpsman. Stayed in the Pacific for the duration of the war. Returned Stateside to San Diego in November of 1945. 10 year tour. We were very good friends, and I had immense respect for him. The brass Army Air Corps cigarette case belonged to an Uncle on my Fathers side. He was a pilot that took part in the Berlin Airlift in 1948. He told endless stories, one favorite was how amazed the Germans were that the Americans worked so hard bombing Germany into rubble, then worked just as hard to save it. I guess you just have to know Americans. This App will only allow 10 pics, so the blouse & case will go up in the next post. Thanks for following along, & enjoy the history.